Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition

Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444166506

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This best-selling pocket-sized book will help you to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context. Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations, including tips on using calculators and estimating answers, Drug Calculations for Nurses progresses to give you an understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and therapeutics. It also covers how drugs work in specific groups such as children and the elderly. The book takes you through step-by-step drug calculations with units and drug strengths clearly explained. Pre-test and a revision questions allow you to test and be confident in the skills you have acquired. Key features: content updated in line with current practice examples and questions based on actual prescriptions real-life case studies reinforce important aspects of the administration of medicines learning objectives, tips, key points, and worked examples help you learn pre-test at the beginning to identify any problem areas revision test at the end to assess improvement and competency logical format, ideal for individual study or a handy reference
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Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach

Author: James T. Tweedy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444113135

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 1181

This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context.Starting with the basic mathematical skill
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Drug Calculations for Nurses

A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

Author: Robert Lapham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482248456

Category: Medical

Page: 334

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The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.
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Placement Learning in Medical Nursing,A guide for students in practice,1

Placement Learning in Medical Nursing

Author: Maggie Maxfield,Michelle Parker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043028

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Explains how to develop medical competencies, mapping specific cancer and palliative care exercises and activities to the NMC competencies Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a medical placement to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise Focus on the essential evidence base of cancer and palliative care nursing, linking theory to practice Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you 'fit in'? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Each title provides: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites. Titles in the Placement Learning series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing
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Introduction to Medicines Management in Nursing

Author: Alison Spires,Martina O'Brien,Kirsty Andrews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844458462

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Managing medicines can seem a daunting prospect for new nursing students, but is a crucial skill they must develop from day one to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports first-year, pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed for progression into the second year. It is structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters, providing a clear introduction to law, calculations, administration, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues applied to medicines management. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.
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A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book

Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

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nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses
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Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Hope Graham,Beth Swart,Margaret Swedish

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176502599

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 538

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Classroom tested and reviewed, the second Canadian edition draws upon the strengths of a successful first Canadian edition and eight US editions that have together helped over 600,000 faculty and students allay math anxiety and more confidently perform accurate calculations. This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The International System (SI) of units is used almost exclusively and medication dosages and drug labels have been vetted with the current Canadian drug data base, so that you, as a beginning professional, will be able to recognize and interpret drug labels and dosages. The importance of avoiding medication errors is also highlighted by the incorporation of applied critical thinking skills, to prepare you for real-life nursing practice situations. This winning combination of Canadian labels, life-size photos and an easy-to-follow three-Step approach to Dosage Calculations, makes this text is a must-have for all Canadian nursing students.
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Math for Nurses

A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation

Author: Mary Jo Boyer

Publisher: LWW

ISBN: 9781496303417

Category: Nursing

Page: 384

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Help your students learn to calculate dosages accurately with this easy-to-use pocket guide. Packed with real clinical examples and practice problems, Math for Nurses includes a review of basic math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations/preparations, making it ideal for use in clinical settings or as a study aid. The book's step-by-step approach coupled with frequent examples that illustrate problem-solving helps students develop the knowledge and skills they need to calculate dosages effectively and improve the accuracy of drug delivery. Highlights of the 9th Edition Complete: This is the only dosage calculation pocket reference available today that covers the steps of drug preparation. Comprehensive: All methods of dosage calculations are used, including ratio, proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. Hands-on: Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions aid students' application and recall of material. Practical: A handy pull-out quick-reference card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas. Interactive: Virtual Chalkboard tutorials (followed by quizzes) solve problems step-by-step using three different methods with a voice over that explains each step.
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Balanced Scorecard - Schritt für Schritt

Einführung, Anpassung und Aktualisierung

Author: Paul R. Niven

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527500635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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"Das Buch bietet eine exzellente Ergänzung zu den beiden Büchern von Kaplan und Norton. Es werden die Details und Prozesse erklärt, welche Projektmanager beachten sollten, wenn sie die Mess- und Managementsysteme für die Balanced Scorecard in ihre Organisation einführen." Aus dem Vorwort von Robert S. Kaplan Balanced Scorecard ist das effektivste und verbreitetste Managementsystem, um auf der Basis von Finanzkennzahlen strategische Entscheidungen zu treffen. Dieses bewährte Kennzahlen-System ermöglicht die Messung der Performance und die Steuerung des Unternehmens. Sehr praxisorientiert und topaktuell wird von Paul Niven diese ausgereifte Methode präsentiert. Der Autor zeigt Schritt für Schritt, wie Balanced Scorecard eingeführt und in das bestehende Managementsystem implementiert wird: Wie erfasse ich ideelle Werte, wie intellektuelles Kapital oder Kundenbeziehungen? Wie verbinde ich aktuelle Finanzzahlen mit zukünftigem Wachstumspotenzial? Und wie nutze ich Balanced Scorecard, um die Unternehmensorganisation neu auszurichten? Einen Schwerpunkt des Buches bildet das Updating, das heißt die kontinuierliche Aktualisierung und Verbesserung der Balanced Scorecard. Da sich Unternehmen und Märkte dynamisch entwickeln, ist diese niemals abgeschlossen. Ständig müssen die Kennzahlen überprüft, die Ziele neu definiert beziehungsweise die Strategie angepasst werden. Das Buch zeigt auch, wie diese Prozesse zur bestmöglichen Nutzung von Balanced Scorecard automatisiert werden können.
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Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen

Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446215337

Category:

Page: 386

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Anatomie und Physiologie für Dummies

Author: Maggie Norris,Donna Rae Siegfried

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527708284

Category:

Page: 358

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Unser Körper ist ein komplexes System, in dem viele unterschiedlich aufgebaute Teile zusammenwirken. In ”Anatomie und Physiologie für Dummies“ erfahren die Leser, was sie über Knochen, Muskeln, Nerven, Hormone und den Rest, der den menschlichen Körper ausmacht, wissen müssen. Das ist aber natürlich noch nicht alles. Donna Rae Siegfried zeigt in diesem ausgiebig und teilweise farbig illustrierten Band, wie viele Einzelteile zusammenarbeiten und wie der Körper als großes Ganzes funktioniert. Mit Übungsaufgaben, die online gestellt wurden, können Sie Ihr frisch erworbenes Wissen noch einmal überprüfen. Wie man es von den Dummies nicht anders kennt, werden die Leser locker, leicht und mit einer Prise Humor in das komplexe Thema eingeführt.
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EKG auf einen Blick

Author: John R. Hampton

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437410925

Category:

Page: 137

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EKG auf einen Blick (vorher "EKG leicht gemacht") bietet eine schnelle Einführung in die EKG-Befundung. Viele Abbildungen und knapper, prägnanter Text zeigen die Entstehung von normalem EKG sowie häufigen und wichtigen pathologischen Veränderungen und wie man sie erkennt. Wichtige Inhalte sind in Merke-Kästen hervorgehoben. Zahlreiche Beispiel- und Übungs-EKGs mit ausführlicher Befundung verdeutlichen die Inhalte und dienen zur Lernkontrolle. Übersicht der wichtigen Parameter in eigenem Kapitel.
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Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care

Author: Barry S. Reiss

Publisher: Delmar

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chemotherapy

Page: 797

View: 2955

The new edition of this best-seller provides the most current drug information, coupled with an emphasis on the nursing process and interventions to prepare nurses for the responsibilities they will encounter in drug administration.-- nursing implications and the five steps of the nursing process are clearly outlined for maximum understanding-- therapeutic drug action content is well-differentiated from the nursing process content-- new chapter on administration concepts provides readers with a more well-rounded knowledge of pharmacology-- objectives, case studies and review questions throughout make this a very user-friendly book-- every book includes an interactive learning disk containing a glossary of terms, case studies with questions and over 100 NCLEX style pharmacology questions
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Der Staat / Politeia

Griechisch - Deutsch

Author: Platon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050092459

Category: History

Page: 1008

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Mit seinem Werk Politeia ("Der Staat") wurde Platon zum Begründer einer neuen literarischen Gattung: der politisch-philosophischen Utopie. Schon im Altertum versuchten eine Reihe von Autoren ihm nachzueifern (Theopompos, Euhemeros, Iambulos, parodistisch auch Lukian), und nachdem Thomas Morus mit dem namengebenden Werk "Utopia" (1516) die Gattung gleichsam neu belebt hatte, entstand eine nicht mehr zu überblickende Flut utopischer Entwürfe. Doch nicht nur durch die hier entfaltete Staatslehre erwies sich die "Politeia" als grundlegendes und richtungsweisendes Werk: Platons Ausführungen zu solch verschiedenen philosophischen Gebieten wie der Theorie der Erziehung, der Theorie der Dichtung, der Ethik und Tugendlehre, der Seelenlehre haben die Diskussion bis in unsere Tage beeinflusst. Platon ist aber auch ein Sprachkünstler, der seine Werke als Dialog-"Dramen" meisterhaft gestaltete. Dabei weiß er sich souverän von dem Medium Schrift zu distanzieren, das drei Hauptmängel aufweist: Sie sagt immer dasselbe, kann auf Fragen nicht antworten; sie wendet sich unterschiedslos an alle, weiß nicht, zu wem sie reden und zu wem sie schweigen soll; und wird sie angegriffen, so kann sie sich nicht selbst zur Hilfe kommen. Dass der Kern der platonischen Ideenlehre nicht in dafür ungeeignete Köpfe "gepflanzt" werden kann, beweist das Erste Buch: Das aufgezwungene Gespräch über die Gerechtigkeit mit Polemarchos und dem Sophisten Thrasymachos endet in einer Aporie (so wie Platons Versuche, seine politische Theorie in die Praxis umzusetzen, an der mangelnden Eignung des jungen Herrschers von Syrakus, Dionysios II., scheitern mussten). Erst als Platon (von Buch II an) mit seinen Brüdern Glaukon und Adeimantos das Gesprächsthema wieder aufgreift, kann der Funken der Erkenntnis überspringen, und "Einsicht leuchtet auf".
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3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online Course

Author: Anna M. Curren,Gloria D. Pickar

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781435480315

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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3-2-1 CALC! COMPREHENSIVE DOSAGE CALCULATIONS ONLINE V2.0 is a full, interactive course that teaches the mathematical formulas nurses and other health care workers need to calculate accurate drug dosages. You can compare calculations in all three calculation methodsâe"formula, ratio-proportion, and dimensional analysis or choose the one method that works best for you. Nine modules thoroughly cover both basic and advanced calculations and you can practice what you've learned by answering practice questions, completing case studies or taking the module tests. Realistic drug labels, interactive syringes and videos complement the range of calculation competencies, from reading medication labels to calculation flow rates for heparin infusion. 3-2-1 CALC! COMPREHENSIVE DOSAGE CALCULATIONS ONLINE V2.0 is an affordable online course that offers clear, step-by-step explanations, a wealth of practice problems, along with interactive exercises, videos, a calculator, testing, and more!
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Easy Four Step Method to Drug Calculations

Author: S. D. Foust

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 102

View: 2515

This unique work-text has been class-tested by hundreds of students. It makes the difficult concept of drug dosage calculations easy to understand and master by using a simple four-step method that focuses only on the information necessary for learning this skill. The readers are guided through every step of the calculation process with easy to understand and follow explanations. This is the perfect resource for paramedics, nurses, students and any other health care professionals who administer medication. Features Include: Straightforward and easy to read Hundreds of practice problems that incorporate realistic patient scenarios, protocols, and the latest trends in treatment management. Final review section Worked out answer section clearly shows students every step of the problem solving process.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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